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July 1988

Fundamentals of Cutaneous Surgery

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(7):1137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670070101039

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Dr Bennett has undertaken a monumental task in putting together this compendium of cutaneous surgery. Until its appearance, cutaneous surgeons had to glean this basic material from a multitude of other sources, often to find only a chapter or paragraph (or sometimes a sentence) answering a question about skin surgery. Now that information has been compiled in one source.

All of the information in this book is thoroughly researched, and each chapter is written in the same excellent manner. The bibliographies are extensive. There is a generous offering of pictures, diagrams, and tables. I found some of the drawings fuzzy and gray, but helpful in visualizing the explanation of a surgical point. The contents include in-depth basic science, surgical materials, excisional surgery, curettage, electrodissection, collagen, sclerotherapy, and an extensive section on common lesions treated by surgery. Some of the selections of topics are curious for this basic textbook, but the

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